Welcome from County Clerk Kami Hieronymus

Welcome to the Bureau County Vital Records request page, in cooperation with the Illinois State Treasurer's Office.  I hope you find this service easy, and convenient, to use.  We strive to provide you with efficient and effective government for the citizens of Bureau County.

Under Illinois State law (410 ILCS535), only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death, and marriage records.  Our office will issue certified copies to authorized individuals only.  We can only accept requests for records of events which occurred in Bureau County.  If a record is not found, our fees are non-refundable.

The Bureau County Clerk's office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, we are closed for all Court Observed Holidays.

Requesting a certified copy of a vital record is easy.  Just follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the type of vital record you are requesting from the items listed below.
  2. Complete the required information on the screens that follow.  You will receive confirmation number once the transaction is successful.
  3. Print the confirmation page.
  4. Place your photo identification in the provided space on the form, make a photocopy, then sign, date, and fax the form to the Bureau County Clerk at 815/879-4803

In order for your request to be completed, all required information must be supplied and the fax must be clear and legible.  Required information includes:

    • Photo Identification
    • Required documentation
    • Confirmation page

You will receive a confirmation number from E-Pay for your records verifying your transaction was successful.

New service fee pricing:  All credit cards will include a service fee of 2.35% or $1.00 minimum.  E-check service fee price is $1.00.  This fee is not charged or collected by the Bureau County Clerk's office.

Certificates will be sent via first class mail or you may request the Fed Ex standard next day delivery.

Thank you for your payment!

Payment Type (Please click the link below to make a payment.) We Accept
Birth Certificate eCheck Visa Master Card American Express Discover
Marriage Certificate Visa Master Card American Express Discover eCheck
Death Certificate Visa Master Card American Express Discover eCheck
Genealogical Records Visa Master Card Discover American Express eCheck

For assistance, please contact us at:
Bureau County Clerk
700 South Main Street, Rm 104
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 875-2014